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Robert Mauck Switzer

Birthplace: Gallia, Ohio, USA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Mound Hill, Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Valentine SWITZER and Melissia Liddy MAUCK
Husband of Alice M Simmons
Father of Robert Mauck SWITZER; Roger SIMMONS SWITZER; Paul Benjamin Switzer and John Edward Switzer
Brother of Washington SWITZER; Catherine SWITZER; Minnie SWITZER and Benjamin Mills SWITZER
Half brother of James SWITZER; Rebecca M. SWITZER; Charles W. Switzer; Sara Jane SWITZER; Joseph SWITZER and 4 others

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About Robert M. Switzer

Robert Mauck Switzer (March 6, 1863 – October 28, 1952) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Early life

Born near Gallipolis, Ohio, Robert Switzer attended the district schools, Gallia Academy, and Rio Grande College. He attended the law departments of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville and the Ohio State University of Columbus.


He taught school from 1883-1887. He then served as Deputy Sheriff of Gallia County 1888-1892.

He was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Gallipolis, Ohio. He served as prosecuting attorney of Gallia County 1893-1900. He served as delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1900 and 1920.

He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911 – March 4, 1919). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress. He also served as City solicitor of Gallipolis, Ohio. He then resumed the practice of law.


He died in Gallipolis, Ohio, on October 28, 1952, and he was interred in Mound Hill Cemetery.

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Robert M. Switzer's Timeline

Gallia, Ohio, USA
Age 7
Addison, Gallia, Ohio
December 1, 1896
Age 33
Pittsburgh, , , Pennsylvania
September 13, 1897
Age 34
Age 37
Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio
April 8, 1901
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Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio, USA
May 13, 1904
Age 41
Gallia, Ohio, USA
July 30, 1907
Age 44
Gallia, Ohio, USA
Age 47
Gallipolis Ward 2, Gallia, Ohio
Age 47
Gallia, Gallipolis City, OH